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Ways to Boost Confidence

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- No doubt having confidence can lead to success, but most people aren’t just born with this trait. Ivanhoe has some tips that can help boost your confidence.

We all know what it is … but there are things you can do to improve your self-confidence and they’re not all obvious. A study from Cornell University showed students who spent time on Facebook had more positive feedback on themselves than those who didn’t.

Another study came from the University of Florida. It revealed that exercising regularly improved confidence, no matter how hard you train.

The most important factor in all this could be body language. Just ask Harvard psychologist, Amy Cuddy.

She said, “What are non-verbal expressions of power and dominance? Well this is what they are.”

In your next meeting sit up straight, smile and use eye contact.

Proper planning can help too. So remember the five P’s, prior planning prevents poor performance. I’m

Stress is a huge confidence crasher. Learn to say ‘no’ when things are piling up too much. Make sure your no is clear and brief … avoid phrases like “I’m not sure” or “I don’t think I can.”

Contributors to this news report include: Jessica Sanchez, Supervising Producer; Brogan Morris and Milvionne Chery, Producers; Brent Sucher, Editor/Videographer.


 
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